Electricity workers threaten strike over anti-labour practices at TCN
Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have threatened to ground the electricity sector over continued anti-labour practices at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). They also threatened to resume a pending industrial action against the Managing Director (MD) and chief executive of TCN, Usman Mohammad over the sack of its president, Chris Okonkwo from the service of the TCN.
General Secretary of SSAEAC, Umar Dubagari bemoaned the action of the MD of TCN, saying they would mobilise all legal and industrial machineries at their disposal against the MD of TCN without further notice. He alleged that Mohammed fraudulently terminated Okonkwo’s appointment when he still has many years of service and hasn’t clocked 60 years of age or 35 years in service.
He said the purported retirement of Okonkwo was fraudulent because no MD has such powers, adding that any attempt to the contrary is void and of no effect.
In a letter, the sacked president of SSAEAC, Okonkwo, had appealed to relevant authorities including the minister of power and the labour minister, urging them to intervene over the usurpation of authority and forgery by the MD of TCN.
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